What are flexible dentures?
Flexible dentures are one type of Partial Dentures.They are made of thermoplastic denture materials. Flexible dentures material are softer than conventional acrylic denture materials. Flexible dentures will generally be felt more comfortable in the mouth. They are also flexible and strong.
Advantage of flexible dentures
The biggest advantage of flexible dentures is that metal clasps are not needed to hold the denture in place in the mouth. Flexible denture clasps ｏｒ hooks serve the same retention purpose as metal clasps and hooks do. The color of the flexible denture material can be chosen to match the similar gum color as you have. It is nearly invisible to other people. Flexible dentures can be best used for front teeth dentures. They are cosmetic and bring aesthetics, confidence to you.
How to look after your flexible dentures
In our denture clinic, we use TCS thermoplastic system. TCS flexible dentures are very easy to care for.
Caring for your flexible denture is part of maintaining good oral health. In order to keep them looking and feeling like new, please follow these simple recommendations.
Cleaning your flexible dentures:
Other tips of caring your flexible dentures
1. Do not ｄｒｏｐ it into hot liquid.
2. In the cold morning, soak the flexible denture in the warm water for several minutes and make it easy to wear.
3. When the flexible denture getting looser in the mouth(if not due to gum shrinkage ｏｒ teeth problems), tighten the flexible denture clasps can make the denture tighter. Your dental prosthetist can help you tighten it in the denture clinic.
Example: upper two teeth cosmetic denture made of flexible denture material